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Malbec from Argentina is usually portrayed as the archetypal macho wine: big, powerful and masculine, and a little lacking in subtlety. It has certain(...)

A man reading a newspaper near the National Assembly in Caracas,  Venezuela. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin/TASS  via Getty Images

In the eyes of Venezuela’s authorities, journalist Dereck Blanco committed a serious offence last month. During a live television broadcast, he referr(...)

The figures showed nearly 44 per cent of Irish households owned their properties outright while 27 per cent owned their homes with the aid of a mortgage. Photograph: iStock

Contrary to perceptions, the rate of home ownership in the Republic corresponds very closely to the international average, a study by the Organisation(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

A hoodwinker sunfish is seen on a beach in Santa Barbara, California, US, February 21st, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media. Photograph: Thomas Turner via Reuters

A giant sunfish has washed up on a beach in California, the first time this particular species of the animal has been sighted in the northern hemisphe(...)

 Cardinal George Pell makes his way on Wednesday to  Melbourne County Court, where he was remanded in custody pending sentencing for  sexually abusing two choir boys in Australia two decades ago. Photograph: Con Chronis/AFP/Getty Images

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell is spending his first night behind bars on Wednesday after he was remanded into custody pending sentenci(...)

On Sunday, Pope Francis called for the eradication of child sex abuse “from the face of the earth”, saying “behind this there is Satan.” Yet concrete measures he called for to combat it have amounted to relatively little. Photograph:  Handout/AFP/Getty Images

It was that other Pope, 18th century English poet Alexander Pope, who said: “words are like leaves; and where they most abound, much fruit of sense be(...)

Opposition demonstrators appeal to security forces in Urena, Venezuela. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

At least two people were killed and trucks loaded with foreign aid were set ablaze after Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro deployed troops and armor(...)

  Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the second day of a global child protection summit   on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/AFP/Getty Images

A leading US cardinal has called for new independent ways of reporting bishops who cover up the abuse of children by priests or who may themselves be (...)

Members of Ending Clergy Abuse, a global organisation of prominent survivors and activists who are in Rome for this week’s papal summit on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, hold a protest by the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis convened a meeting of Roman Catholic leaders worldwide yesterday to grapple directly with clerical child sexual abuse, a scourge that has(...)

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